A Pianist’s Alphabet: A Lecture with Alfred Brendel

  1. June 17, 2015 3:16 pm

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Date(s) - 03/07/2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Royal Hall

Ripon Road



Harrogate International Festivals is proud to present living legend Alfred Brendel as part of the 50th Harrogate Festival.

It is an honour to welcome back to Harrogate the world-renowned pianist Alfred Brendel, whose place among the great pianists of the 20th and 21st centuries is assured. In this unique lecture Brendel distils a lifetime of musical knowledge, from how to tackle the extremes of the repertoire to how best to stifle a cough during a recital.

“Looking back at sixty years of giving concerts, making records, and writing, I realised that I should put some order into my thoughts and collect concepts, from A to Z. My lecture will try to convey some of a thinking pianist’s concerns: music, composers, instruments and the public, balance, cohesion, and even love and humour.”  - Alfred Brendel

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